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hey, good morning. natasha curry in for robin meade. hope you're having a good morning so far. a mercedes benz found in a parking lot could be a huge break in the murder of a modelle. and the police could be on to the lead of another big break as well. why the court says authorities dropped the ball big-time in a steroid investigation in baseball players. and some troops heading out to work are getting new uniforms. many soldiers say the new clothes will better protect them, and they're not just thinking about bullets here. first, though, we're just hours away from the first tribute to senator ted kennedy. at noon eastern his family is going to hold a private mass as the kennedy compound in hyannis
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port, and then a motorcade is going to escort his body through boston, passing places that shaped his life. a two-day public viewing will lead up to the funeral on saturday where president obama will give a eulogy and he'll be buried in arlington national cemetery near his brothers. 44 u.s. troops have died in august. the latest is an american serviceman who was killed in a militant attack today involving a roadside bomb and gunfire. more than 60,000 u.s. troops are now in afghanistan. l.a. police say former model jasmine fee yorery may have been killed in her car. they found her mercedes benz in a parking lot yesterday, and now they're checking it out for clues. meanwhile police in canada are searching for the car driven by a woman who dropped off fiore's husband at a hotel before he
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killed himself. police might have a lead. >> we have what you could call circumstantial evidence. we know -- we know for a fact that ryan's father, dan jenkins here in calgary, owned a silver p.t. cruiser which matched the description of one found outside a hotel in british columbia. we know a vehicle similar to that one is now 700 miles to the west of us in vancouver, british columbia, parked in the building where ryan's half sister helena now lives. >> they say they cannot file charges against a woman who drove him to the hotel unless she had proof that she knew he was want jood there is a swine flu spike at some colleges. 12 were confirmed with the h1n1 virus and the university of georgia says it has about 60
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suspected flu cases with 20 confirmed as the h1n1 virus. colleges across the state are trying to prevent an outbreak now. >> we've sent out listed of preventive measures, coughing in your elbow, wiping off surfaces that are commonly used by many people with disinfectant wipes. >> meanwhile government health officials are urging you not to panic about estimates that up to 90,000 people could die from the h1n1 virus this fall. the cdc says it's not the most likely scenario, but if the h1n1 does not get stronger, the death toll may not be that high. it looks like you're going to see less traffic on labor day weekend. aaa predilgts it will drop 13%. another big factor is the holiday falls almost a full week later than last year and many kids are back in school now.
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even still, gas prices are about a dollar lower than they were a year ago. police in oklahoma are warning church leaders to watch their backs. that preacher was found brutally killed inside a church near oklahoma city sunday. police won't say exactly what happened to 61-year-old carol daniels or talk about a possible motive. detectives aren't sure if the minister was specifically targeted but they say they are worried that the killer could strike again. >> a very evil person. a person with no soul. i'm not going to go into what was done. >> i don't want them to die. i want him to live. i want him punished, off the street. i don't want anyone else to have to go through what we went through. >> police held a meeting with the pastors last night to talk about security. there is a $10,000 award leading to the arrest and conviction in the case. police and soldiers faced off in violent protests in the streets.
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police here in south africa's capital used rubber bullets and tear gas to push back more than 1,000 soldiers trying to storm government buildings. the soldiers were part of a wage protest. at least one policeman and several soldiers were hurt. south african media says the soldiers stopped when police threatened to use more force. wow. the pictures are something else. well, the court ruled that the federal government illegally seized drug tests from more than 90 baseball players. rafer wieigel here with more on that. rafer? >> this is a huge victory for the players after the appeals court ruled that they overstepped their bounds when they took the infamous drug list and samples from major leaguers. the players union has been trying to get the tests destroyed. the tests were supposed to be anonymous and they were victims
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of unlawful search and seize. the samples may be destroyed but not before names were releaked from the list including a-rod who admitted it was true. how would you like a house that is 9 1/2 feet wide and 42 feet long? just how skinny is that? combine an average sofa and and end table, that's about it. but check out the asking price here. $2.7 million. worth it to you? the house is in new york's greenwich built in the 1800s and used to be an alleyway. would you pay for that? >> no. >> i thought the parking was expensive. >> how are you? >> i'm fine. >> tropical storm yesterday
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morning at about 10:30, 11:00. it's looking a little better org n niced. it's moving up toward the northwest. it's going to go up toward cape hatteras toward the weekend and zoom in toward the new england area and probable toward nova scotia. that might be as early as sunday. so be watching that. and it gets in toward new f newfoundland too. you're going to get the waves, the swells, the rip currents, everything. another tough swimming weekend for you. no doubt about it. look at this coming in when you get south of the frontal boundary. the heaviest rain by far is near chicago. you can see it stretching in through illinois, lower parts of wisconsin, in toward the city. light showers making its way in toward ohio and indiana. lower michigan as well. the chicago picture picking up the rain very well. like yesterday morning we'll get the latest at o'hare and midway.
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unfortunately that rain is going to continue on through. flash flood warning. that's set up for chicago itself. down to the south a little bit farther you can see kansas city, oklahoma city, more storms as well. it's heavier as you get down closer toward dallas. more on that coming up in just a little bit. natasha. >> look at the storms going on lately. my goodness. >> well, second in command in south carolina has a message for the governor. resign. but the governor has something to say about that. hmm. plus -- >> i'm not going to move, and you're not going to arrest me. >> oh, it was a shoutdown at a health care protest, and police moved in with hand cuffs.
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ten minutes after the hour right now. famous crime writer dominic dominick dunne has died after a
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long fight with cancer. dunne started writing about crime after the 1982 murder of his daughter and became a crime victim's advocate. he was work on his final novel when he died. he was 83. south carolina governor mark sanford says he will not quit. lieutenant governor says there are too many questions surrounding his affair and travel on planes. >> the mysterious con cutting has already been revealed along with lingering questions and continuing distractions make it virtually impossible for our state to solve the critical problems we're facing without a change in leadership. that's why i must call upon governor sanford in the interest of our state to resign. >> i'm not going to be railroaded out of this office by political opponents by folks.
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put it a different way. a lot of what's going on now is pure politics plain and simple. >> sanford revealed in june he had been having an affair with a woman in argentina. he has 16 months left in his term. child protective services won't be investigating the octuplets' mom. a judge ordered the investigation. but yesterday the appeals court said it needed to stop. nadya suleman's attorney says suleman is relieved by the decision. a woman accused of killing her daughters says they have proof that she is innocent. why kayny noenlt's lawyer says she couldn't have committed the crime. oh, boy. millions of window blinds and shades are a potential danger to your children. so a major recall has been announced by the consumer products safety commission and our money expert jennifer westhoven is looking out for you. jeb, parents really need to
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watch out for this. >> yeah. and the consumer products agency, they really want you to know about this. this is more than six separate brands of blinds and shades being recalled. more than 5 1/2 million in all. they were sold at stores like ikea, pottery barn, target. three children were reportedly strangled by the cord that can move the shades up and down. the deaths are related to two. they're saying this is a widespread problem. they say once a month a child dies from a window cord strab gu lags and they plan to toughen it up. what you can do is go to cpsc.gov. for now, wrap them up high or put them on a wall and make sure the cord stays up high and. >> where near babies. this tells you about the mess the banks are still in. the fdic, this is the government agency that makes sure when
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banks fail you don't lose your money, its bank account that's been used to bail out banks has been so depleted by collapsing banks, it may run out of money by the end of the year. that only hatched one before during the s & l crisis. nobody has to worry about their money, but, boy, it tells you the economy may be getting better but a lot of smaller and mid sized banks are still suffering. >> the fdic, that's significant. we're hearing from a famous coach right in the middle of a sex scandal. here's rafer weigel with the latest on this. >> rick pitino has been the talk of a lot of media outlets, and he's finally had enough. >> if any of you put this on the news anymore, just change the channel. and if the newspapers want to write about it, just read something el. ú
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senator ted kennedy's family is gathering for a private memorial in hyannis port, massachusetts, at noon eastern today. he was seen as the head of a family and a father figure after his older brothers were assassinated in their prime. now, like when he walked jfk's daughter care line down the aisle.
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kennedy's burden wasn't lost on jacky kennedy. >> i found a note when i did this interview with ted kennedy that jackie wrote him as a thank-you after he took caroline kennedy down the aisle, and she wrote to ted. she said, on you, the care-free youngest brother fell a burden a hare would beg to be spared. everyone is going to make it because you are always there with your love. >> and kennedy's funeral will be held this saturday. prosecutors say a 17-year-old accused of detonating two pipe bombs in a school h be tried as an adult. alexander you shocku shock. he allegedly carried a chain saw and a sword. a health care test in georgia got ugly. watch this man's confrontation
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here with police. >> i'm not going to move, and you're not going to arrest me. >> cops got the upper hand as the man tried to wriggle out of his grasp. watch it. they pointed tasers after him. he tried to protest government-run health care. he's charged with disorderly conduct. >> a man strapped a pair of wings to his back and a jet engine and said he cruised at about 100 miles an hour. there he goes. this guy here in switzerland -- it's an old video here that keeps resurfacing. it's today's viral video. we dug it up for you on youtube. always wanted to fly. a jet engine. that's gut zi.
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a famous coach lashed out. >> rick pitino blames the media says the scandal has been pure health on his family in a press conference which was called after video surfaced of the woman pitino slept with being intervieweded by cops. now karen sigh fur who is not his wife threatened her. >> he looked me in the eyes and said you do not have a choice in the matter. -- and your family and you. >> everything that's been printed, everything that's been reported, everything that you're showing and breaking into the news on the day that ted kennedy died is a 100% a lie. a lie. all of this has been a lie. >> meanwhile syphor has been charged by the grand jury with
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indictment. >> do you feel sorry for rick pitino or do you say, no way, he isn't a victim. text your response. e-mail or post a comment on our facebook page as well. a federal 'a peels court ruled that it was wrong to seize the drug list from 104 major leaguers. they were supposed to be anonymous. federal investigators only had washlts for ten of the results so the court ruled that they used unlawful search and seizure to retain the results of the other player. big results for the union. ladies, get ready to welcome this man into your living room. this is mark sanchez. the new york jets have named him their starting quarterback. he is a rookie for their season opener. it's the first time that a rookie will ever start behind center. that's the news worthy angle of this story but we just wanted to show the pictures for the ladies
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in the news room who brought this story to our attention. we knew about it. i'm just saying, very popular story going around here. >> i don't thinking his abs were air brushed later. >> the cost to fly, folks, is going up. it's not the price of airfare. it's the price of bags. but first -- >> there's things that you get buried in the bottom of your freezer that you forget to have. >> a woman is trying to avoid grocery stores and wait until you hear about her plan to use all of her food in the house. all of it. ñññoññ ooññya
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l.a. police say the former model jasmine fiore may have been killed in her car. tips led them to a car in the west ohhollywood parking lot. police are searching for a car driven by a woman who left jenkins at a motel before he killed himself. authorities say a p.t. cruiser matching the one that they're looking for was parked at his passenger ears condominium, be u they won't say if she's the one who dropped him off. there's a white haze over l.a. because of two wildfires burning northeast of the city. one has burned nearly three square miles and is only 10%
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contained. the other has burned at least 20 acres. fortunately they're burned away from suburbs and no homes have been lost. now, if you're looking to buy a high-end xbox video game system, the price is going down. microsoft is cutting down the price of the xbox 360 elite by over 100 bucks. i'm natasha curry in for robin meade on this thursday. casey anthony's attorney says they have proof that she could not have killed her daughter and dumped the body. they say caylee anthony's body was left in the woods while casey anthony was in jail. meanwhile court documents reveal that two weeks after she reportedly disappeared, casey anthony got a tattoo on oher shoulder. it's italian for a beautiful life. some soldiers will head to the battlefield with new
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flame-resist ant uniforms. itself-extin gives. it weighs and looks the same as previous materials and it's worth it. he says there have been a lot of burn victims because of ieds. >> it's a horrifying injury to have and takes years to recover from. >> he says the new uniform absolutely makes him for more confident. >> minnesota senator al franken canceled a fund-raiser after he learned the host served prison time for swindling people in his home state. his relative described it as a ponzi scheme. he served 13 months in jail. the former client says he regrets his actions. the fund-raiser was set. a muslim is suing a michigan judge for telling her to remove her head scarf in his courtroom. she said her first amendment right was violated.
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>> the head piece. >> no hat as loied in the courtroom. >> it's not a hat. >> excuse me, sir? >> what? >> no hats allowed in the courtroom. >> the woman removed her scarf for the rest of the hearing. the judge said she never mentioned its significant significance. the judge said if she had, he would have permitted it. >> looks like we're going to see less traffic. aaa predicting travel is going do drop more than 13% and while the economy is keeping more people at home, another big factor here is that the holiday falls almost a few week later than last year and many kids are back in school. even still, prices for gas are about a dollar lower than a year ago. 40,000 people drthrough 100 tons of tomatoes at each other. it was all for good fun though.
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this is the 64th annual tomatina festival in spain. it backed up traffic in the city for nearly two miles. ail those tomatoes flying around everywhere. let's take a look in with bob van dillen. >> let me show you the path over the next couple of days. it's on the weak side right now. the tropical storm is 60 miles per hour but it's going to continue to move to the west and away from you. notice this system a little farther to the west than we had for bill. bill stays clearly offshore from nantucket and away from the cape cod area too. this might be closer over the next couple of days. not expected to beany more than a category 1. but notice where it's headed for the weekend. again, it's going to be nova scotia first and then newfoundland later and that will sometime early next week.
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a couple of days to watch it. again, cleely looks like it's the same as bill but a little farther toward the west. not as strong. rain showers when you come in toward georgia. look at the heavy rain stretching out through chicago. it gets on in toward the region this morning. chicagoland gets covered up with heavy downpours. it shows off more toward your rest. it's going to go over the city for the next couple of hours. 's a given. rain showers around oklahoma city. showers around south portions of kansas city for the morning. falling apart right now. you can see the showers there. heaviest action willoff the gulf of mexico. near tallahassee. check out tallahassee's radar picture. most of it offshore. it is moving offshore. the areas like atlanta getting in toward tallahassee too. heavy downpour, maybe two inches or so as well. look at the showers coming in.ño we have a towercam to show you. let me show you what it looks like around the east coast.
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live atlanta. here's the way it goes. yeah. we had heavy downpours overnight last night. you see what it looks like in atlanta now. we're dry. showers return though. traveling down toward atl, we'r going to see thunderstorms f. i hear it in my ear. we have a towercam. i was talking so loud i didn't hear which one it was. in atlanta, i know we're going to be around 85. more storms. be prepared for that. >> it's a humid one right now. >> tough stuff. >> thanks, bob. >> all right. before you pack your next bag for your next trip, wait until you hear how much it's going to cost you to check it. @d
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get this. one college wants to get all of
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its 12,000 students trained in cpr. practice session at emory university started at freshmen orientation and students hunched over inflated dummies to learn the life-saving techniques. that way they can help somebody if they have a heart attack on campus. starting cpr can greatly increase the odds of a person surviving. u.s. officials say that yemen pays only sporadic attention to al qaeda militants within its borders and the worry of the country could become another afghanistan. officials say they're thinking about selling yemen weapons to help them fight al qaeda more aggressively. here's stories to watch out today on the "morning express" planner. at 8:30 eastern we're expecting a report on jobless claims. at 2:30, the man accused of attacking the mayor with a metal
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pipe is scheduled to be in court. this is a preliminary hearing though. and at 3:00 p.m. nasa will testfire a new type of moon rocket in utah. well, cash for clunkers helped sell nearly 700,000 cars. here's an amazing thing for a government program. they didn't go over budget at all. they didn't quite use up all $3 billion they set aside for rebates. your money for jennifer westhoven. who are the big winners. >> we hope the economy is part of it. the dealerships certainly did better. the carmakers sold more and ramped up production. there are people who either got new jobs or got overtime. toyota sold the most, though. about 20% of the cars that were sold through the program. that's according to government data. and according to them, the top seller was the toyota core row la. gm, ford, and honda were next. it's going to cost you more to check a bag.
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us airways is hiking fees by another 5 bucks each way. so that means round trip, one bag, you're going to have to pay 40 to $50 more on top of your ticket. one bag. and if you go over the atlantic, you'll have to pay $100 extra for a second bag. and that's not just us airways. continental, american, and delta v that too. the only major airline you should know that does not charge you to check your bags, southwest. and, you know, we hope that lasts, natasha. because apparently wall street, if you have a company and you have stock, your mission is to make money for stockholders. 's your promise, the unfortunate promise and wall street is saying, hey, why are you leaving all that money? you should be charging too. >> i just flew yesterday and i had to pay 15 bucks for my bag and i was griping about that. all right, jen. thank you.
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okay. are you a woman who's breaking a mold or do you know a woman who is? "morning express" is looking for strong women who have overcome big changes to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others. starting in october we're going to be profiling women in the new series "breakthrough women." to nominate someone go to cnn.com/robin and scroll down to the breakthrough women box. do you need to get a handle on your credit card bills? help is on the way.
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well, cia operators apparently used severe sleep dep pri vags tactics on a terror detainee in 2007. that's after the bush administration had abandoned harsh interrogation methods. memos showed that they kept the detainee awake for six days but former vice president dick cheney says the memo support his review that harsh techniques prevented attacks and gained
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crucial information about al qaeda. senator john mccabe faced tough questions on health care in his home state. one man asked the senator why he deserves better coverage than he has. mccain says he's working to make health care more affordable. he's opposed a government-run option that would compete with private insurers. after that he spoke about his colleague ted kennedy. >> you know, i knew senator ted kennedy well. i'm going to be at the service for him. he was an honorable combatant. he fought for what he believed in. and ial wo also worked with him several issues. think he became an institution within an institution. we'll all miss him and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. a private ceremony will be held at noon in hyannis port. and a motorcade will escort his body through boston passes
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places that really shaped his life. later this morning a new wax statue of pop star michael jackson will be unveiled at madam madam toussant's in hollywood. it will feature the wardrobe he planned to wear at his london concert. it will arrive at the museum under heavy guard. madame toussaint has made several statues of jackson that are traveling around the world. a check with bob van dillen for a look at air travel delays today. okay, we had may joe storms in the parts of the u.s. overnight. what's going on today with the travel? it's going to refire today. fog hit atlanta later this afternoon. they will be under the gun today. if you're traveling out hear, hear's what i have for you. atlanta, watch for some thunderstorming this afternoon. those will be about an hour or more, especially late this afternoon. chicago, right now showers moving over the city will probably get delays popping up there, just like yesterday.
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o'hare first and into n toward midway. and dallas. we had some north of you now. we'll probably see more refire later. that will be an hour later. a look at danny in just a couple of minutes. oh, danny. thanks, bob. new this morning. a 17-year-old is getting ready to go back to school with a record to his name. mike is the youngest ever to circle the globe in a yacht. his 30-mile juriener wrapped up in britain. his father followed in a support team. my dad would be doing the same thing. michael vick is returning to the football field for the first time in three years. that's happening tonight. that's not all he has in store for him. rafer weigel has more. >> it's going to be a busy day for him. how he's going to fare on the
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field is one thing. how he'll be received, that will be another thing. advocates say they're going to stage a competing tailgate on the other side of town while the naacp will show support of vick at lincoln financial. he's going to start the day at bankruptcy court in virginia. creditors have approved his plan to pay off more than $20 million. the judge has to sign off. then he'll get ready for the game. rick pitino lashed out at the media saying they've made his life, quote, pure hell. there's a video released of a police interview with karen syphor. she's accused of trying to and tort millions of dollars from him. >> if any of you put this on the news anymore, if you're fans of anything good we've accomplished, change the channel.
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if the newspapers want to write about it, read something else. >> we want your opinion on it. do you feel sorry for this guy? or do you say no way. start your text with robin so it gets to u. staun dard rates apply. whose side are you on. go to cnn.com/robin. you can post on our fatebook page as well. locked out of his stadium and not allowed to play. the city of nashville closed doors to the stadium. there it is. no game tonight. and even put a tractor on home plate. there it is. after they say the team failed to pay 45 grand in back taxes and fees to police and fiefrm harsh stuff, man. can't even play the game. that's a look at sports. >> all right, rafer. thanks. well, you now have more control over your credit card debt over
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some new card rules. that's good news. credit card b received in the last week? look at the due date. that's required by the new rule that went into effect on the credit card holder bill of rights. they are being phased in over a number of months and one of them is now suddenly, magically, you have one additional week to mail in your payment. a lot of credit card companies mailed you a date put you in a box to not have any way to make your payment on time. second big change now, this is key. if the credit card company wants to change terms and conditions on you, they now have to give you 45 days notice. under the old rule, only 15 days. and listen to this, if you don't like what they are trying to do to you, you can reject it. they won't let you use the card
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any more, but you pay off the balance under the old interest rate and old rule, not the new one. i'm clark howard, for more ways for you to be support with your wallet, check me out at cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> catch him at noon eastern on saturdays and sundays right here on hln. @@ >> happy birthday to you if you're celebrating today. you share it with paul ruben, best known as peewee hermann. you remember that, right? chairy? word of the day? just asking. you remember this line? >> where was george? where was george? where was george?
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where was george? >> remembering senator ted kennedy, not just for his politics, but for his humor.
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it's thursday, good morning to you, i'm natasha curry in for robin meade today. a mercedes benz found in a parking lot, police may be on to another big lead as well. the government may have made a major league mistake, why a court says authorities dropped the ball big time in a steroid investigation involving baseball players. and troops heading out to war are getting new uniforms. many soldiers say the new clothes will be better protection for them and they are not just think bg bullets either. we're hours away from the first tributes to senator ted kennedy. at noon eastern his family will
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hold a private mass in hyannis port. then a motorcade will escort his body through boston through places that shaped his life. the funeral will be on saturday, where president obama will give the eulogy. the war in afghanistan is apparently getting more deadly. this month is tied with last month as the deadliest in the eight-year conflict there. 44 u.s. troops have died in august. the late sest an american servicemen killed in a militant attack today involving a roadside bomb and gunfire. more than 60,000 troops are now in afghanistan. l.a. police say a former model jasmine fee or may have been killed inside her car. they are checking it for clues. you see it there in these pictures. police in canada are searching
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for the car driven by a woman who dropped off fiore's husband before he killed himself. police might have a lead. >> we have what you could call circumstantial evidence. we know for a fact that ryan's father dan jenkins owns a silver pt cruiser which matched the description of the vehicle outside the hotel. we also know that a vehicle very similar to that one is 700 miles to the west of us in vancouver, british columbia parked in the billeding where ryan's half sister lives. >> they say they cannot file charges against the woman who drove him to the motel unless they have proof she knew he was wanted. there is an apparent spike in swine flu cases at some
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colleges. georgia tech has seen 100 suspected cases in two weeks. 12 were confirmed as the h1n1 virus. university of georgia has 60 suspected flu cases with 20 confirmed. colleges across the state are trying to prevent an outbreak. >> we've sent out lists of preventive measures, coughing in your elbow, wiping off surfaces used by many people with disinfectant wipes. >> they are urging you not to panic about estimates up to 90,000 people could die from the h1n1 virus this fall. if the virus does not mutate, it gets stronger and the death toll may not be that high. if you're heading out for the labor day weekend, you'll probably see less travel. predicting travel will drop more than 13%. the economy is keeping more
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people at home. another big factor is that the holiday falls almost a full week later than it did last year. and many kids are back in school. even still, gas prices are about a dollar lower than they were a year ago. police in oklahoma are warning church leaders to watch their backs. a preacher was found brutally killed in a church in oklahoma city. police say won't exactly happened to 61-year-old or talk about a motive. they weren't sure if she was specifically targeted but they are worried the killer would strike again. >> a very evil person, a person with no soul. i'm not going to go into what is done. >> i don't want them to die. i want them to live. i want them punished and off the street. >> police held a closed door meeting with pastors to talk about security issues. there is a $10,000 reward for information leading to the
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arrest and conviction in the case. police and soldiers faced off in violent protest in the streets. police in south africa's capitol used rubber bullets, trying to storm government buildings protesting wages. at least one policeman and several soldiers were hurt. the soldiers stopped when police threatened to use more force. a famous coach at the center of a sex scandal lashed out at reporters. >> good morning, louis vil basketball coach pitino says the scandal has been pure hell on his family. video surfaced of the woman he slept with being interviewed by police. says pitino threatened her when
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she told him she was pregnant. here's his response. >> everything that's been printed and showing in the news on a day that ted kennedy died is 100% a lie, a lie. all of this has been a lie. >> we're taking your thoughts on this story, do you think that pitino is a victim here or say no way to that. text 45688 or post a comment on our facebook page and we'll read some of them. how would you like a house that is nine and a half feet wide and 42 feet long. how skinny is that? combine a sofa and end table. $2.7 million. the house is new york's greenwich village and built in 1873 in what used to be an alleyway.
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if it's that old -- kind of a cramped space, plumbing trouble? >> i'm sure it's perfectly fine. you can touch the walls by going like this. good morning. >> good morning. >> let's me show you tropical storm danny. has gained a little strength since 11:00 last night. latest numbers has it at 60-mile-per-hour sustained wind storm. once it gets above 74 it turns into a hurricane, that might happen later tomorrow. here's what it looks like with the track. it appears it will take a similar motion to what we had with bill. but it may be a little farther over to the west which is bad news. if you live anywhere around cape hatteras getting into jersey or boston and nantucket, keep an eye on that for the u.s. you may take another direct shot out of this thing, as early as this weekend or early next week. right now, tropical storm.
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here's what it looks like for the rest of the country, nyc is cooler, 15 degrees from yesterday. check out the heavy rain from chicago, chicagoland covered up right now. you'll get delays at the airport because of this. rain will stretch in towards detroit and break up and southern parts of wisconsin too. kansas city, look at that line beginning to fall apart. you'll dry this out then more thunderstorms develop later today, ought to be over to your east. dallas down at the airport as well, the heaviest rain we'll find will be out of the gulf of mexico through the florida panhandle and into atlanta. big travel hub, atlanta, showers and thunderstorms developing mid morning into the early afternoon and that will get on the strong side by late today. new york city had showers go on by. the cold front is down south. it will be around 75 and back into the upper 80s around the chesapeake. let me show you the boston tower
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cam, should be a decent start for you guys as well. a little taste of fall because it is drier. thunderstorms will redevelop for later this week, talking about tomorrow and saturday. they'll be scattered around. keeping an eye on the hurricane or tropical storm. breezy day saturday or sunday. more on that in just a bit. >> the second in command in south carolina has a message for the governor. hey, resign. but the governor has something to say about that. plus -- >> i'm not going to move and you're not going to arrest me. >> it was a shoutdown at a health care protest and police moved in with handcuffs.
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famous crime writer dominick dunne has died after a long battle with cancer.
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best known for covering legal cases of the rich and famous. started writing about crime after the 1982 murder of his daughters and became a crime victim's advocate. he was 83. south carolina governor mark sanford says he will not quit and that's even with the second in command calling for him to resign. saying there are too many questions floating around about sanford's extra marital affair and legality of travel on state and private and commercial planes. >> the serious misconduct that's been revealed along with lingering questioning and continuing distractions make it virtually impossible for our state to solve the critical problems we're facing without a change in leadership. that is why i now must call upon governor sanford in the interest of our state to resign. >> i'm not going to be
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railroaded out of this office by political opponents or folks who were never fans of mine in the first place or put it a different way. a lot of what's going on right now is pure politics, plain and simple. >> sanford revealed in june he had been having an affair with a woman in argentina and has 15 months left in his term. millions of window blinds and shades are a potential danger to young children. a major recall has been announced by the consumer products safety commission and jennifer is looking out for you on this. parents have to watch out for it. >> we want people to be aware about this. this time more than six separate brands of blinds and shades. 5 .5 million, you might have bought them at target, pottery barn kids or ikea.
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there are six brands we're talking about. the point is, the consumer products safety commission is saying, we realize that these standards have to get tougher, once a month a child dies from a window cord strangulation. this one says they'll toughen up standards when it comes to window cords. go to our website, cnn.com/robin, we have a link that will have all of different brands affected so you can check and see if you have one of these. or get that string up and away from anywhere near the child's reach. >> i don't want to you worry about your bank. but this is a mess the banks are in and it is costing all of us. the fdic makes sure when banks fail you don't lose a penny. now the fdic's bank account has been so depleted by taking care of all of the collapsing banks
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that the fdic itself may run out of money by the end of the year. that only happened once before during the s and l crisis. back then they borrowed from the treasury and it's pretty safe to say the federal government will work it out. there's still a lot of trouble in bankland. if you are traveling this morning, most places may be okay but in chicago you have trouble there. >> good morning. big showers over the city right now. always a problem for new the morning when you have the delays coming in. so far it's early, i don't see any around chicago but they will develop. here's lake michigan, ord is o'hare and saul of chicagoland covered up with rain. one hour or month delay around chicago. that should start up momentarily. dallas, thunderstorms as well, one hour or more for the big cities. shorter time period but nonetheless thunderstorms popping up, orlando, kansas
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city, morning fog talking about that all morning long. a player who allegedly tested positive for steroid should not have their names listed in public. >> we'll talk about the infamous test taking in 2003, that the government seized and names like a-rod's came out. they say the government hit a foul on this and it was too much big brother.
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senator ted kennedy's family is gathering for a private memorial at noon eastern today. he was seen as the head of the family and a father figure after his older brothers were assassinated in their prime. he walked jfk's daughter caroline down the aisle. one analyst says kennedy's burden wasn't lost on jackie kennedy. >> i found a note when i did this interview that jackie kennedy wrote him as a thank you after he took caroline kennedy down the aisle. and she wrote to ted, on you the carefree youngest brother fell a burden a hero would beg to be spared. everyone is going to make it
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because you are always there with your love. >> kennedy's death could create a battle over his senate seat. massachusetts law does not allow the governor to appoint a fill-in. a special election must be held 145 to 160 days after a senate seat is left empty. kennedy recently asked state lawmakers to change the law to allow a temporary replacement. there's no indication that that's going to happen. a court ruled the federal government illegally seized drug tests for more than 90 baseball players. here's more on this. saying it's illegal now? >> that's what they are saying natasha. this is a huge victory to the players and huge blow to the federal government. saying federal agents overstepped their bounds taking samples, testing positive for steroids. the union is arguing the test
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from all three is supposed to be unanimous so the court agrees with them, saying they were victims of unlawful search and seizure. names were leaked, including a-rod who admitted it was true. rick pitino lashed out at the media after video surface of the woman he slept with talking to cops, karen sypher who is not his wife, saying among other things he threatened her when she told him she was pregnant. >> he looked at me straight in the eyes and said you do not have a choice on this matter. your boys will be in concrete and your family and you. >> all of this has been a lie. okay, a total fabrication of the truth, except what i told you, the mistake that i've made. everything else is a lie. >> by the way sypher has been
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indicted on extortion charges. i think rick pitino is absolutely right, nowadays because of the media people are now guilty until proven innocent. richard posted on the facebook page, as a catholic man you would think he would understand penance, give us your thoughts. 456 8 or go to the facebook page. you know the cost to fly is going up, folks. and it's not the airfare we're talking about. it's the price to check your bags. but first, tens of thousands of people celebrated by throwing tomatoes at each other. we're talking about one massive food fight here.
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l.a. police say former model jasmine fiore may have been killed in her car. they are checking it for clues right now. an amon mus tip led them to the car. police in canada are searching for the car driven by a woman who left jenkins at a motel before he killed himself. a pt cruiser matching the one they are looking for was parked at his half sister's condominium but they won't say if she is the one who dropped him off. there is a white haze over los angeles because of two wildfires burning northeast of the city. one has burned nearly three
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square miles and 10% contained. no homes have been lost. if you're looking to buy a high end xbox video system, the price is going down. microsoft is cutting the price of the xbox 360 ee light by $100. it is the same one sony made recently for the ps 3. >> my brother-in-law would be excited about the xbox. senator john mccain faced a tough town hall meeting. one asked the senator why he deserves better coverage than he has. mccain says he is working to make health care more affordable. afterwards, he spoke about his colleague ted kennedy. >> you know, i knew senator kennedy well. i'm going to be at the service
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for him. he was a honorable combatant. he fought for what he believed in and i also worked with him on several issues. i think he became an institution within the institution. and we'll all miss him in our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. >> kennedy's family will hold a private mass at the private compound in hyannis port. then a motorcade will escort his body through boston passing by places that shaped his life. casey anthony's attorney says they have proof they did not kill her daughter. saying casey anthony was in jail. court documents reveal two weeks after caylee disappeared, casey anthony got a tattoo on her shoulder, italian for a beautiful life. some soldiers will head to the battle field wearing new
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flame resistant uniforms. itself extinguishes. it weighs and looks the same as previous materials and is worth it. he says there have been a lot of burn victims because of ieds. >> it's a horrifying bad injury to have and it takes years if ever to recover from fully. >> says the new uniform makes him feel more confident. minnesota senator al franken canceled a fundraiser after learning the host served prison time for swindling people in franken's home state. the man was convicted in 1997 for what one of his relatives described as a ponzi scheme. the fundraiser was scheduled for today in st. paul. a muslim woman is suing a michigan judge for telling her to remove her head scarf in the
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courtroom. she she's her first amendment right was violated. >> the head piece. no hats allowed in the courtroom -- >> it's not a hat -- >> excuse me, sir. >> no hats allowed in the courtroom. >> the woman removed her scarf for the rest of the hearing. the judge says she never mentioned its religious significance. if she had, he would have permitted it. >> well, it looks like you will see less traffic this labor day weekend, aaa predicting travel will drop more than 13%. while the economy is keeping more people at home, another big factor is the holiday falls almost a full week later than it did last year and many kids are back in school. gas prices are about a dollar lower than they were a year ago. 40,000 people threw 100 tons of tomatoes at each other, all for good fun. that looked like more than
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tomatoes being thrown. it was the 64th annual tomatina festival. it backed up traffic for nearly two miles. girls standing there with her eyes closed. i would too. never been that to one. >> it's like bringing a water pistol to a pool, good morning. weather brought to you by zyrtec. right now 60-mile-per-hour sustained winds and most of the action is across the eastern part of the circulation. the broad circulation doesn't look healthy but the last couple of frames starting to show decent outflow. then it will run into sheer once it gets to the same latitude as the outer banks in north carolina. similar to bill but a little
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farther to the west unfortunately. if you live anywhere, cape hatteras, jersey shore, cape cod, watch out for the next couple of days and even the maine coast, watch out for this because it will become a hurricane, but a weak one, 75-mile-per-hour winds. and sometime early next week could get close to newfoundland and nova scotia. look at the rain showers coming in as well, that's the northern parts of illinois, including chicago. zoom in on towards the region and you can see the rain coming in with the local radar. in the west flash flood watches are post. all of the areas in dark green. the warnings are in light green, seeing as much as 1 to 3 inches of rain overnight and anticipate another 1 to 1.5 inches, especially from chicago towards the iowa state line. showers and thunderstorms
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falling apart. then in dallas, a nice shield of rain in ft. worth stretching towards dallas as well. let me show you the tower cam right now. if you are doing any traveling today, the rain showers in ft. worth. this is dallas. that's a reunion tower. watch for thunderstorms to develop this afternoon and this will slow you down at the airport, probably an hour or more. i'll have the airport delays coming up in detail in 20 minutes. >> you can get great views of the storms in reunion tower, for sure. >> so before you pack the bag for your next trip, wait until you hear how much it's going to cost you to check it. another reason you will want to travel light.
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here are some stories to watch out today for in your morning express planner. in less than an hour we expect a report on first time jobless claims for the week. the man accused of attacking a mayor with a pipe is scheduled tore in court. at 3:00 p.m., nasa scientists will testfire a new type of moon rocket in utah. the cash for clunkers program helped sell almost 700,000 cars. here's an amazing thing for a government program, they didn't go overbudget and quite use up all 3 billion they set aside for rebates. gener jen, who are the big winners?
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>> they didn't go overbudget and a lot of the people think it helped. we hope it helped the economy and helped with confidence a little bit. the car makers sold more and upped production in some companies and dealerships will be paid. there are a lot of people making overtime. according to government data, toyota sold the most, almost 20% of the cars sold through the program. and the top seller, according to government data, the toyota corolla. so many cars sold and after toyota, gm and ford and honda all did well. if you're traveling, it will cost you more if you want to check your bag. u.s. airways hiking the fees by another $5 each way for a bag. if you're flying roundtrip, you'll be paying 40 to $50 more and that's on top of your ticket
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prices and the long haul over the atlantic and check two bags, that second bag will be 100 bucks roundtrip and that's not just u.s. airways, continental, delta as well. only one major airline right now not charging you to check a bag. it's southwest airlines. and they are getting pressure on them, natasha. >> come on. >> they are getting pressure on them from wall street that they should start charging, if you like what they are doing, let them know. >> thank you, jen. one college wants to get all of its 12,000 students trained in cpr, practice sessions at emory university started at freshman orientation here and students hunched over inflatable dummies, that way they are ready to help somebody if someone suffers a heart attack on campus. starting cpr after a heart attack can greatly increase the odds of survival. are you a woman breaking the mold or do you know someone who is?
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looking for strong women who have overcome big challenges to make a difference in their lives and lives of others. we'll be profiling the most inspirational stories in our new stories "breakthrough women." well, you need to get a handle on your credit card bills? who doesn't. help is on the way. new rules are in place and that's good news in a bad economy.
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cia operatives used severe sleep deprivation tactics on a terror detain ee after the bush administration abandoned the methods. memos show operatives keep the detainee awake for six days. but former vice president dick cheney says it supports his view that harsh interrogation techniques prevented attacks and gave crucial information about al qaeda. a new wax statue of michael jackson will be unveiled at
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madam tussaud's. it will arrive under heavy guard. making several wax statues of jackson that are traveling around the world. it figures to be an electric atmosphere when convicted dogfighter michael vick returned to the football field. that's not all he has in store for him. >> number one, how is vick going to do on the field? and two, how are fans going to react, especially the tough fans in philly. we do know he'll be playing in the eagles preseason game against jacksonville. the naacp will stage a pro-vick demonstration at lincoln financial. an animal advocate group will stage a competing tailgate on the other side of town. he'll start the day in bankruptcy court in virginia. approved the plan to pay back
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more than $20 million. he'll fly to philly for the game where he'll just make it. rick pitino lashed out at the media saying the reporting of the sex scandal surrounding him has made his life pure hell. he responded to video that surfaced of police interviewing karen sypher. in the video sypher claims he threatened violence against her and her family. he says it's a bunch of lies and wants us to move along. nothing to see here. >> if you put this on the news any more, just change the channel. and if the newspaper want to write about it, read something else. >> go ahead and tell us what you think. post your thoughts on your facebook page or test your thoughts at 45688. we'll read them on the air in about 30 minutes. there were plenty of vips
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last night. snoop snoopy. you recognize the sunglasses? jack nicholas. then also that guy here, that's loren michaels and that's paul mccartney is drinking a beer. is it an organic beer? he's dancing and having a good time with his girlfriend. she's pretty and 47. that's all i know. >> star watch in the audience. prosecutors say a 17-year-old accused of detonating two pipe bombs in a school is going to be trialed as an adult. alexander appeared in court on charges of trying to kill two faculty members. he is accused of bringing ten pipe bombs into the former school. he he also allegedly carried a chain saw and a sword.
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you now have more control over your credit card debt, thanks to new credit card rules and that's good news in a bad economy. clark howard shows you why. >> have you noticed something on any credit card bill you've received in the last week? look at the due date. that's required by the new rules that went into effect under the credit card holder bill of rights. they are being phased in over a number of months. one of them is you have one additional week to mail in your payment. because a lot of credit card companies were playing fast and loose. when they mailed you a date trying to put you in a box where you would not have any way to make your payment on time. second big change now, this is key. if the credit card company wants to change terms and conditions on you, they now have to give you 45 days' notice. only the old rule, only 15 days.
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listen to this, if you don't like what they are trying to do to you, you can reject it. they won't let you use the card any more, but you rate, and old rules, not the new ones. i'm clark howard. for more ways for you to be smart with your wallet, check me out at cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> and clark will teach you how to save more, spend less, and avoid getting ripped off. catch him at noon eastern, saturday and sunday right here on hln. let's check in with bob van dillen now with the air travel update. he's still in that box over there, bob. the danny did de veto type. >> small anchors. i'm only 6'1", not 7 feet like we need. we can see thunderstorms redevelop this afternoon, atlanta, talking about major delays, could be as much as an hour or more. chicago metro, heavy rain over
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you, watch for those delays to pop up shortly, and then dallas, more thunderstorms headed in your direction, as well. one hour or more. toward san francisco, you're going to get delays because of fog, with a heads up when you're traveling to l.a. the highs today, 98. the high in san diego, 95. hot from today through the weekend. more on that in just a little bit. natasha. all right, bob, thanks. things are looking up. government health officials are urging you not to panic about estimates that up to 90,000 people could die from the h1n1 virus this fall. the cdc says it's not the most likely scenario, but if the h1n1 virus does not mutate and get stronger, the death toll may not be that high. do you remember this line? listen. >> where was george? where was george? where was george? where was george? >> remembering senator edward
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kennedy, not just for his politics, but for his humor.
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good morning. it's thursday. i'm natasha curry in for robin meade today. police have a chilling warning for ministers in one town. why they are worried about security issues in churches! a mercedes-benz found in a parking lot may be a huge break in the murder of a model. some troops heading out to work getting new uniforms. many say the new uniforms will better protect them, and they're not just thinking about bullets here. but first, we are just hours away from the first tributes, one of them, to senator ted kennedy. at noon eastern, his family will hold a private mass at the kennedy compound in massachusetts, and then a motorcade will escort his body
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through boston, passing places that really shaped his life. a two-day public viewing will lead up to the funeral on saturday where president obama will give a eulogy. kennedy will then be buried near his brothers. this month is now tied with last month as the deadliest in the eight-year conflict. 44 u.s. troops died in august. the latest, an american serviceman who was killed in a militant attack today involving a roadside bomb and gunfire. much more than 60,000 troops are now in afghanistan. there is an apparent spike in swine flu cases. georgia tech has seen 100 suspected cases in it two weeks. 12 were confirmed as the h1n1 virus. the university of georgia, on the other hand says it has about 60 suspected flu cases with 20 confirmed as the h1n1 virus. in colleges across the state, they're trying to prevent an
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outbreak. >> we have sent out lists of preventive measures, coughing in your elbow, wiping off surfaces that are commonly used by many people with disinfect ant wipes. >> meanwhile, government health officials are urging you not to panic about the estimates that 90,000 people could die from the h1n1 virus this fall. the cdc says it's not the most likely scenario, but the death toll may not be that high. >> last week it was hurricane bill, this week it's tropical storm danny we're keeping a close eye on here, and meteorologist bob van dill enkeeping an eye on it for us. >> it's strengthened since early this morning. right now 60 miles an hour sustained winds. under 600 miles from cape hatteras, you can see that here. the track continues on the northwest today at about 10 miles per hour. gets caught up with the westerly, probably sometime over
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the weekend and gets pushed out by a trough off toward the west. either way, the track looks to be almost the same as bill with the exception, it's to the west a little farther. so if you live anywhere around the cape cod area, basically toward newfoundland and nova scotia, watch this, could see a category one storm on your doorstep by early next week. more on that in just a couple minutes. >> all right, bob. curious to see what happens with that. police in oklahoma are warning charge leaders to watch their back. the preacher was found brutally killed near a church in oklahoma city sunday. police won't say exactly what happened to 61-year-old carol daniels, or will they talk about possible motives yet. detectives aren't sure if the minister was specifically targeted, but they say they are worried the killer could strike again. >> a very evil person. a person with no soul. i'm not going to go into what was done. >> i don't want them to die. i want them to live. i want him off the street.
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i don't want anyone else to have to go through what we have gone through. >> police held a closed-door meeting with pastors last night to talk about security issues. there is a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction in the case. if you're heading out for labor day weekend, you're going to probably see less traffic. aaa predicting travel will drop more than 13%. and while the economy is keeping more people home, another big factor is that the holiday falls almost a whole week later than it did last year, and many kids are already back in school right now. so even still, gas prices are about a dollar lower than they were a year ago. a famous coach at the center of a sex scandal lashed out at the media! here is rafer weigel with that. rafer? >> good morning, natasha. louisville men's basketball coach rick pitino blamed the media after video surfaced of the woman he slept with being interviewed by police. in this video, karen sypher tells police that pitino threatened her and her family
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with violence after she told him she was pregnant. she is not his wife. >> pitino weekly called the news conference, and this is what he said. >> everything that's been printed, everything that's been reported, everything that you're showing and breaking on the news on the day that ted kennedy died is 100% a lie. a lie. all of this has been a lie. >> and that woman has been accused of trying to extort money from pitino. much and we want to know your opinion. text 45688, start it with robin's name. do you think pitino is a victim here, or do you not feel sorry for him. post a comment on our facebook page. we'll read those in about ten minutes. natasha? >> all right, rafer, thanks so much. how would you like a house that is 9 and a half feet wide and 42 feet long. just how skinny is that, huh? well, combine an average sofa and an end table, and that's about it. but check out the asking price. $2.7 million bucks for this limb tiny thing. the house is new york's grenich
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village and was built in 1873 in what used to be an alley way. how do you squeeze a house in that spot? i guess they d. a 90-year-old man who survived a 60 foot fall down a gorge in oregon. he went with seniors he has hiked with for the past 25 years. the man suffered a fractured vertebrae, broken ribs, and fluid in his brain when he fell down the 'em bankment in maine. but his love of hiking brought him back to trails. >> relaxing. very relaxing. except when you take a spill down the hill. i don't remember the fall the at all. >> the man is still seeing a physical therapist for pain in his neck, but looks like he is to do, fall down an embankment, that can mess you up. giving people hope to bounce back. >> what's up, natasha? let me show you what's going on with the east coast, a lot of
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high pressure trying to dominate across the northeast, but it wasn't like that yesterday. nice hot air come in, showers and thunderstorms, here is your cold front south of new york and philadelphia. but tumbling in toward dallas. so the heaviest rain around that front for the day. also, an upper level low is anchored right over alabama in toward western georgia. more thunderstorms will develop with daytime heating today and some could be heavy rain makers. chicago, look at this steady stream of moisture to kalamazoo. we have had 1 to 3 inches, doppler estimates when you get toward iowa and northern illinois. flash flood watch is what our looking at here with the darker shade of green. 1 to maybe 1 1/2 inches of rainfall. flash flood warnings in low-level streams. heavy downpours around dallas and that's it for the morning in through the afternoon. but not through new york. let me take you live up to nyc. better day, at least
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temperature-wise, a little like fall. 74 degrees today, partly cloudy skies. there is the upper east side you're looking at right there. but it's going to be decent. more storms coming in for the weekend and the possibility of windy conditions, too with the hurricane in the previous spot. more in a bit. shouldn't make a direct hit on new york city at all. >> there you go. thanks, bob. senator al franken is forced to cancel a fund-raiser. why he is saying no thanks to the offer of cash. and watch police here take down a man who got rowdy during a protest over health care reform.
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famous crime writer dominick dunne has died after a long battle with cancer. the best-selling author was known for covering legal cases
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of the rich and famous for "vanity fair" magazine. dun started writing about crime after the 1992 murder of his own daughter and became a crime victims advocate. he was 83. minnesota senator al franken cancelled a fund-raiser after learning the host served prison time for swindling people in franken's home state. the man was convicted in 1997 for what one of his relatives described it as a ponzi scheme. he spent 13 months in jail. the client rejects his action. the fund-raiser was scheduled for today in st. paul. police and soldiers faced off in violent protests in the streets. police in south africa's capital used rubber bullets and tear gas to push back more than 1,000 soldiers trying to storm government buildings. the soldiers are protesting wages. at least one policeman and several soldiers were hurt in
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this whole thing. south african media says the soldiers stopped when the police threatened to use more force. look at that car. millions of window blinds and shades are a potential danger to your young children, so a major recall has been announced by the consumer products safety commission. and money expert jennifer westhoven is looking out for you on this. jen, parents have got to watch out and be ready for this one. >> even the government agency is saying the rate at which kids are getting hurt is too high. what we're talking about right now is six separate brands of blinds, 5.5 million in all. they were sold at well-known stores, ikea, pot tree barn, target. the deaths are linked to two brands of the blinds and shades. but there have been many over the years. the consumer product safety commission says about once a month a child dies from a window
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cord strangulation. and they're saying it's time to turn you have t up the standard here. if you want to find out if your blinds are affected, go to cnn.com/robin. we have a link to the consumer products safety commission. here's a story that you don't have to worry about, but it just tells you about the banking sector, what a mess they are still in. the fdic, the government agency that makes sure that if the bank fails you don't lose any money, its own bank account is so depleted by all of these bailouts that it may run out of money by the he said end of the year. that only happened once before in the 1980s savings and loan crisis. back then, the fdic borrowed from the treasury, and probably will work it out. and natasha, in about 15 minutes, we'll get the latest on how the economy is doing, and how the job market is. so we'll have that for you. of course, the stock market has been doing very nicely lately on data that is showing that maybe the economy is really turning around. >> yeah, let's hope so. jen, thank you so much. >> here's some stories for you
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to watch out today in your "morning express planner" in a few minutes at 8:30 a.m. eastern, we are expecting the report on first time jobless claims for the last week, as jen just mentioned. also, at 2:30, the man accused of attacking milwaukee's mayor with a metal pipe is scheduled in court. that's a preliminary hearing. at 3:00 p.m. eastern, nasa scientists will test a new type of moon rocket in utah. the government may have made a major league mistake. why a court says authorities dropped the ball big-time in the investigation of baseball players. q
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prosecutors say that a 17-year-old accused of detonating two pipe bombs in a school is going to be tried as an adult. alexander youshock appeared in court yesterday on charges of trying to kill two fact you will members. he did not enter a plea. youshock is accused of bringing ten pipe bombs into his former school, and he also allegedly carried a chain saw and a sword. senator ted kennedy's family is gathering for a private
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funeral in massachusetts at noon eastern today. he was seen as the head of the family and a father figure after his older brothers were assassinated in his prime, and when he walked jfk's daughter down the aisle. one said that his burden wasn't lost on jackie kennedy. >> i found a note when i did this interviiew ted kennedy tha jackie wrote him a thank you after he took caroline kennedy down the aisle, and she wrote to ted, she said on you, the careful young he have brother is a hero everyone would beg to be spared. everyone is going to make it, because you are always there with your love. >> kennedy's death could create a battle over his senate seat. massachusetts law does not allow the governor to appoint a fill-in. instead, a special election has to be held 145 to 160 days after a senate seat is left empty. kennedy recently asked state lawmakers to change the law to
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allow a temporary replacement. but there is no indication that's going to happen. oh, yes! a man straps a pair of wings to his back, along with a jet engine and says that he cruised at 100 miles per hour. i love the hat. it said jet man. there he goes, the guy is from switzerland in an old video that keeps resurfacing. it's today's viral video, and we dug it up for you on youtube. the federal government was dealt a huge blow in its investigation on steroids in baseball. rafer weigel here with more on this. the whole steroid thing keeps going, it seems. >> well, natasha, this could derail it. just imagine if your boss told you, you need to take a drug test, don't worry, it will be anonymous and later the government took the test and the names started getting out. well, an appeals court ruled in
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favor of the players, and said the feds overstepped their bounds when they took the list and samples of 100 players who tested positive allegedly in '03. the judge says the feds used unlawful search and seizure, an invasion of privacy. so the samples will be destroyed. but a few names like a-rod a and ortiz were already leaked. rick pitino lash you had oat at the media after video surfaced of the woman he admitted sleeping with. that woman, karen sypher is pleading guilty. and sypher says he threatened her when she told him she was pregnant. >> he looked at me straight in the eyes, and he said, you do not settle a choice on this matter. your boys will be in concrete. and your family and you. >> all of this has been a lie.
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okay? a total fabrication of the truth. except what i told you. the mistake that i have made. everything else is a lie. of. >> and we're taking your thoughts on this. martha in kentucky says we should all give pitino the mercy and forgiveness we would want for ourselves. time to move on. and go cardinals. oh, no, it didn't say that. andrew posted on our facebook page with the numerous examples of sports personalities lying in the media, who can we really believe anymore? keep those thoughts coming. and ladies, get ready to welcome this man into your living room. meet new jets' quarterback mark sanchez. remember these photos, they appeared in the march issue of "qg" and we gratuitously showing them. the jets named him as their shorter in the first season against houston. and this is the first time a rookie will start behind center for the jets of. so that's the journalistic of this story. >> what's up with the football video? why does that matter?
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>> i'm sorry, i'm getting the wrap. >> o it's a man wrap, i know it. okay. thank you, rafer. i guess we go to bob van dill en. bob. >> rafer, you've got to pull out the jets' flight crew, the cheerleading gals. i want to see that juxtaposed, just to balance out our newscast. in chicago, heavy rain is out there, and will be there for the better part of the morning, here is chicago, lake michigan, northern illinois, and you see southern parts of wisconsin, heavy rain moving in. and it's going to be a factor for you, just about the entire morning. here's where we have delays, nothing so far. still early. atlanta, thunderstorms today, one hour or more. chicago, rain right now, one hour or more developing. dallas, more developing thunderstorms there. one hour or more delay possibilities. the rest a little bit shorter, but san francisco, morning fog. more in just a bit. >> so eventful today, bob. >> i'm just saying. >> speaking of which, it was a shoutdown at a health care protest. one guy took on police! >> i'm not gonna move! and you are not gonna arrest me!
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you know tropical storm danny could become a hurricane by saturday. check it out. right now it's nearly 600,000 miles south-southeast of cape hatteras and forecasters are warning people all the way to new england to keep an eye on danny. government health officials are urging you not to panic that there are estimates that up to 90,000 people could die from the h1n1 virus this fall. the cdc says it's not the most likely scenario, but if the virus does not mutate and get stronger, the death toll may not be that high. there is a white haze over los angeles because of of two wildfires morning northeast of the city. one has burned nearly 3 quarter miles and is only 10% contained.
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the other has burned 20 acres. fortunately, they're burning away from the suburbs, and no homes have been lost. those are some of the headlines we're following this morning on this thursday. welcome back, i'm natasha curry in for robin meade today. family, friends and everyday people will start paying their respects to senator ted kennedy today. at noon eastern, his family will hold a private mass at the kennedy compound in massachusetts, and then a motorcade will escort his body to the jfk presidential library in boston for a public viewing. kennedy will then be buried near his brothers at arlington national cemetery. l.a. police say former model jasmine fiori might have been killed inside her car. they found her mercedes benz in a parking lot yet. meanwhile, police in canada or searching for a woman who
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dropped off her husband before he killed himself. prime news was told that police might have lead. >> we have what you could call circumstantial evidence. we know for a fact that ryan's father, dan jenkins here in calgary owns a silver pt cruiser which matched the description of the vehicle seen outside the hotel in british columbia. we also know that a vehicle very similar to that one is now 700 miles to the west of us in vancouver, british columbia, parked in the building where ryan's half sister, elena, now lives. >> police believe that ryan jenkins killed fiori before fleeing to canada and said they cannot file charges against the woman who drove him to the hotel unless they have proof that she knew he was wanted. some soldiers will head to the battlefield wearing new flame resistant uniforms. the maker of the fabric says it
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self extinguishes. one says if weighs and looks the same as previous materials, and he says there have been a lot of burn victims because of ied. >> this is a horrifyingly bad injury to have, and it just takes years, if ever, to recover from. >> now, he says the uniform actually makes him feel more confident. casey anthony's attorneys say they have proof that she could not have killed her daughter and dump the body. they say that caylee anthony's body was left in the woods while casey anthony was in jail. meanwhile, court documents reveal two weeks after she reportedly disappeared, casey anthony got a tattoo on her shoulder, and it's italian for, "a beautiful life." a muslim woman is suing a michigan judge. she says her first amendment rights to practice religion was
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violated. >> remove that, please. no hats allowed in the courtroom. >> it's not a hat. >> excuse me, sir? no hats allowed in the courtroom. >> the woman removed her scarf for the rest of the hearing. the judge says that she never mentioned its religious significance and if she had mentioned it that he would have permitted it. okay, this just in. the layest numbers on the health of the economy are out. the government says 570,000 people filed for first time unemployment benefits last week. that is down slightly from last week. and the week before. now, our money expert jennifer westhoven is going to have more on this in a few minutes and tell us what it means, exactly. right now, let's get over to meteorologist bob van dillen who is keeping an eye on things. >> a tropical storm, 60 miles an hour sustained winds, you can see the track moving northwest. roughly 10 miles per hour.
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same track should keep it off the eastern seaboard of the u.s. going to get toward cape cod and nantucket. but if you live in nova scotia or newfoundland, keep an eye on this the next couple days. may be category 1 by tomorrow with maximum sustained winds about 75 miles per hour. that's what we're watching over the next few days. as for the rest of the united states, look what's going on right here. we have a frontal boundary that is again over chicago. let me take you live to chicago with the tower cam. of the rain is overhead. here's what it looks like right now. that flag right there, the white one with the blue stars, the city of chicago flag. that's the magnificent mile right there. you're looking at michigan avenue. it's raining, and it's going to be like that for the morning. so a tough start in chicago land. and it's going to be like that the next four or five hours as rain continues to move in and out. back to the maps. here's what it looks like. we do have the rain north of you guys in toward milwaukee, too. but the flash flood watch is out for chicago itself, so we have a
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lot of rain in store for the next three or four hours. 1 to 1.5 inches of rain. so patch for that. now showers falling shy of oklahoma city. and dallas, showers over mainly fort worth. let's take you to new york and show you the last hour or so around manhattan. you see the clouds coming in. there is sunrise looking to the east. here is the sun coming up. a cooler day for you today, a little taste of fall. 74, 75, the high in manhattan today. yesterday, you topped out at 85 in the park, 89 at the airport at laguardia, 89 in newark. but today, cooler, out of the west today. and you can see the clouds as they go to the east. >> thanks, bob. gorgeous. >> more coming up. >> cool. we just got an important update on the jobs market. the numbers and what they mean to you, even if you have a job. plus, a month-old train wreck is attracting a lot of attention from flies and
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39 minutes past the hour, it is thursday. cia operatives apparently used severe sleep deprivation tactics in 2007 after the bush administration had abandoned the interrogation method. memos and a cia report showed that the operatives kept the detainee awake for six days. but former vice president dick cheney says that harsh interrogation techniques prevented attack and gained crucial information about al qaeda. a stinky mess. ooh, it smells bad.
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it's a attracting unwanted visitors. a cargo train derailed, but the grain and corn spilled from its eight overturned cars hasn't been totally cleaned up yet, and right now it is rotting in the heat, causing a stench! and one woman says she can't keep the pests away! >> the day before yesterday, took a shovel, and knee-high all the way to the ground, i couldn't cover up, because it was too bad with maggots and flies. >> ooh. the railroad company cleaning up the waste says that what's left is trapped under the wreck, so they have to be careful removing it. and they hope to have it finished by next week. so hopefully stink will go away. hey, if you know someone who is looking out for a job right now, you're keeping an eye on the employment figures, for sure. our money expert jennifer
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westhoven is, too, and she has the new numbers and how it fits into the bigger economic picture. >> yeah, if they did come down, but generally this is a very small change we're talking about on the job market. down 10,000 to 570,000. so we're still at very distressed level. a lot of people finding it very hard to make a living, finding it very hard to find a job if you lost yours. so even though the big business headline today on many of the newspapers is, is the economy turning around? you know, that's the big central kind of money economy question. we're definitely not seeing that in the jobs market yet. and traditionally, it does take a lot longer for the jobs market to heal, to catch up. now, in terms of the economy as a whole, a lot of talk about are we starring to turn? well, we did get a number today that at least gives us the rear-view mirror. it tells us what happens in the spring, and in spring the economy shrank 1%. this is the second take on this number. it is so big and has so many moving parts, it took three times to look at.
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it even though the economy shrank by a percent, that is much better than where we were in the winter quarter when the economy shrank almost 6.5%. so it does seem to be getting better. overall, though, this is the deepest recession that we have had since the 1930s. all right. if you are flying, it's going to cost you more to check a bag. us airways hiking their fee by another 5 bucks each way. that means round trip you're going to pay 40 to $50 for a bag. that's on top of your ticket price for one bag. and if you're going over the atlantic, if you check the second bag, $100 you have to pay. and that's not just us airways, that's continental, american, and delta, as well. there is only one airline. if you want to fly and check some bags and don't to pay for t southwest airlines. >> ah-ha! okay. southwest is the only one that's not charging to check baggage. >> yeah, and i think you should let them know if that's why you're flying southwest. let them know that that's a big
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reason why you chose to fly them, because there is a lot of pressure on them to raise fees. >> yeah, because they're getting pressure to charge. jen, thanks. are you a woman who is breaking the mold, or do you know a woman who is? "morning express" is looking for strong women. excuse me, i had to clear my throat there. strong women who have overcome big challenges to make a difference in their lives and in the lives of others. so starting in october, robin is going to be profiling the most inspirational stories in her new series, "breakthrough women." to nominate someone, go to cnn.com/robin. a woman is trying to avoid grocery stores. wait until you hear about her whole plan to use all the food in her house. plus, a basketball coach at the center of a sex scandal is crying foul. he says much of the scandal is a pack of lies. ♪
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happy birthday if you're sbraing today! hey, did you know that you share it with paul reuben, best known as pee-wee her man? the actor turns 57 today. rafer is -- there you go. go, rafer! well, paul reuben is working on his victory version of his '80s tv show, "pee-wee's play house." you used to watch it, right? >> of course. the cherry, ah! >> rafer did too, okay. so let me ask you this. could you go a whole month without grocery shopping? well, a colorado woman says that she wants to use up all of the food in her home. so she is trying to avoid grocery stores for an entire month. but there is a catch here. she is allowed to buy milk. but listen here as she talks about her ground rules for the whole thing. >> my basic rules are, i couldn't go to the grocery store
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to stock up on supplies before i started the challenge. this was another thing that led me to believe that this is a good idea for me to try to clean out the pantry and freezer. >> the woman says she has saved almost $800 so far. she has about two weeks left to go. she must do a lot of grocery shopping normally. look at this. michael vick returns to the football field tonight for the first time in nearly three years. and that's not all that he has in store for him. nope. let's talk to rafer about that. >> michael vick has a very busy day, and two big questions. number one, how will he do on the field, he's been off for a really long time. and how are fans going to react to him. we know he's going to play tonight against jacksonville. the naacp says it's staging a pro vick demonstration, while an animal advocate group says it will stage a competing tailgate of their own. now, he's going to start the day in bankruptcy court in virginia. creditors have approved his plan
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to pay them back more than 20 million. now, a judge has to sign off. and after that, he will fly to philly for the game. rick pitino lashed out at the media, saying the reporting of the sex scandal surrounding him as made his life pure hell. and he responded to video that surfaced of police interviewing karen sypher, the woman he admitted to having sex with on a restaurant table. and in a video, sypher claims pitino threatened violence against her. he says it's all lies, and he wants us to move on. >> if any of you put this on news anymore -- if you are just fans of anything we have accomplished good, just change the channel. and if the newspapers want to write about it, just read something else. >> sypher has been accused of trying extort millions from pitino. she has pleaded not guilty. we want to know what you think. is pitino a victim here? theresa on our facebook page wrote, i think this is a case of a woman's scorn, and i think she thought pitino wouldn't call her on it because he didn't want his
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family to know. meanwhile, nikki texted, i don't feel sorry for him. he knew what he was getting when he got involved with that woman. but on the other, he's human. keep those thoughts coming. lastly, a lot of vips in yankee stadium last night -- snoopy! one of my childhood heroes. they had trouble filling seats. not anymore. you see that guy, that's jack nicholson. i accidentally called him jack nicholas an hour ago. and we have lauren michaels, and paul mccartney! that is a look at sports. >> i love seeing them doing normal people things. thanks, rafer. guess what? you now have more control over your credit card debt, thanks to some new card rules, and that's some good news in a bad economy, isn't it? hln money expert clark howard tells you why. of. >> have you noticed something on any credit card bill you've received in the last week? look at the due dates.
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that's required by the new rules that went into effect on this credit card holder bill of rights. they're being phased in over a credit card holder bill of rights. they've been phased in over a number of months, and one of them is suddenly magically you have one additional week to mail in your payment. a lot of credit card companies will play it fast and loose when they mail you a date, trying to put you in a box when you have no way, really, to make your payment on time. second big change now -- this is key -- if the credit card company wants to change terms and conditions on you, they now have to give you 45 days notice. under the old rule, only 15 days. and listen to this. if you don't like what they're trying to do to you, you can reject it. they won't let you use the card anymore, but you pay off your balance under the old interest rate and old rule, not the new one. i'm clark howard. for more ways for you to be smart with your wallet, check me out at cnn.com/clarkhoward.
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>> and clark will teach you how to save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. catch him at noon eastern saturdays and sundays right here on hln. who do we get to talk about in air travel today? let's talk to bob van dillen. bob, a lot of storming. >> it's around chicago, so you'll get delays there. atlanta, probably an hour or more because of thunderstorms developing today. chicago, you have storms momentarily there. and dallas more storms headed your way. new york has delay because of some volume, typical for this time of day. that's about it, though. more later. remembering senator ted kennedy not just for his politics, but for his humor. 1111
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it's thursday. we're almost there. good morning to you. i'm natasha curry in for robin meade today. so glad you could join us. here's the stories making headlines on morning express. a mercedes benz found in a parking lot could be a huge break in the mystery of a model's murder, and police may be on to another big lead as well. heading into a holiday weekend? you may be surprised by what you see on the roads. new this morning, the war in afghanistan is apparently getting more deadly. this month is now tied with last month as the deadliest in the eight-year conflict there. 44 u.s. troops died in august. the latest, an american serviceman who was killed in a militant attack today involving a roadside bomb and gunfire.
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more than 60,000 u.s. troops are now in afghanistan. we are just three hours away from one of the first tributes to senator ted kennedy. at noon eastern, his family will hold a private mass at the kennedy compound in hyannisport, massachusetts. then a motorcade will escort his body through boston, passing places that really shaped his life. a two-day public viewing will lead the procession on saturday where president obama will give a eulogy. all four former presidents will be there. jasmine fiore might have been killed in her car. they found her mercedes benz yesterday, and now they're searching it for clues. a reporteder for the calgary herald told hln's prime news
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that police might have a lead. >> we have what you could call sir kum stashl evidence. we know they own a pt cruiser that matched the victim seen outside the hotel in british columbia. we also know a vehicle very similar to that one is now 75 miles to the west of us in vancouver, british columbia parked in the building where ryan's half-sister,half-sister, lives. they say they cannot charge the woman who drove him to the hotel unless they have proof that she is wanted. georgia tech says it's seen about 100 suspended cases of swine flu in two weeks. 12 were confirmed as the h1n1 virus. university of georgia says it has about 60 suspended flu cases with 20 confirmed as the h1n1
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virus. colleges across the state are trying to prevent an outbreak now. >> we've sent out lists of preventative measures, coughing in your elbow, wiping off surfaces that are commonly used by many people with disinfectant wipes. >> meanwhile, government health officials are urging you not to panic. don't freak out about the estimates that up to 90,000 people could die from the h1n1 virus this fall. the chdc says it's not the most likely scenario. but if the h1n1 virus does not mu at a time and get stronger, the death toll may not be that high. the coach at the center of a sex scandal had some fireworks for the cameras. >> rick pitino lashed out at the media after video of a police interview surfaced with the woman he admitted to sleeping with. this video we're showing you, karen sypher, who pitino said he had sex with on the restaurant
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table, said when she told him she was pregnant, she threatened his entire family. >> everything that's been printed, frg that's been reported, everything you're showing and breaking in the news on the day ted kennedy died is 100% a lie. a lie. all of this has been a lie. >> now, sypher pleaded not guilty to charges of trying to ex tort millions from pitino. she also accused him of rape, but cops say there is not enough evidence to press charges. we're taking your thoughts on this on your facebook page. go ahead and post your thoughts. is he a victim, is he not a victim? natasha? police and soldiers faced off in violent protest in the streets. check it out here. you're looking at police in south africa's capital using rubber bullets and teargas to push back nearly 1,000 soldiers trying to storm government buildings. the police were protesting
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wages. at least one policeman and several soldiers got hurt. south african media said soldiers stopped when police threatened to use more force. look at that truck there. whoo. something else. some cities are turning off street lights to save some cash. santa rosa, california has a plan to remove 6,000 lights. officials say that would help save up to $400,000 a year. critics argue that kids and older or disabled people need those street lights, but many city officials say the lights cause pollution and burn excess energy. if you have travel plans for labor day weekend, you're probably going to see less traffic. aaa predicts that travel will drop by more than 13%, and while the economy is keeping more people at home nowadays, another big factor is the holiday falls almost a full week later than it did last year and many kiddos are already back in school. even so, gas prices are about a
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dollar lower than they were a year ago. some people head foing for phoe for one of their places to go hang out this time of year. hot, hot, hot. >> this is hot even for their standards. high pressure building over the four corners, and that stretches in toward l.a. and san diego as well today. san diego your high today 95. l.a., 98 the high temperature. but the excessive heat warjz ni are east of you in parts of nevada. las vegas, heat advisory, temperature of 106. temperature of about 111 in phoenix for you today. it's going to be just as hot the next couple days, but by the weekend, things will taper off and get back to normal levels for you. danny gained a little bit of strength last night. 60-mile-per-hour sustained winds. it's still a good deal away from the united states mainland, and we don't think it will make it
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to the u.s. it will get close to the cape cod area over the weekend, but if you live in nova scotia, if you live in newfoundland, same deal. we're watching this over the next couple days. it's not a category 3 storm. we're think tg may get to a category 1 strength, and that's about a 70-mile-per-hour sustained storm. not a real extensive hurricane but enough to cause problems and we'll certainly watch it the next couple days. you can see a nice chunk of moisture coming in for the great lakes all the way to the mid-atlantic later today. but the heaviest strain is in chicago. you can see what it looks like on the local radar. we also have flash flood warnings and watches out there. let me take you to the nation's capital, though. here's what it looks like in d.c., mid-80s. you might get a stray shower or thunderstorm today but not like what you had the last couple days. you can see the flag is still at
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half staff. more on that in just a bit, natasha. >> senator ted kennedy has his funeral this saturday coming up. thanks, bob. so the second in command in south carolina has a message for the governor. resign! but the governor has something to say about that. @
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looking at ten minutes past the hour. south carolina governor mark sanford says he will not quit, and that's even with his second in command calling for sanford to resign. a andrea bower says there are too many questions floating around about mark sanford's affair and his traveling around on state planes. >> it's already been revealed, along with lingering questions and continued distractions make it virtually impossible for our
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state to solve the critical crises we're facing with accurate leadership. that's why i call for governor sanford, the governor of our state, to resign. >> i'm not going to be removed from this office by political owe po o opponents. it's pure politics, plain and simple. >> governor sanford revealed he was having an affair with a woman in argentina. they won't be investigating the octuplets mom. a judge had ordered that, but an official said it has to stop. sewell dad
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suledad is relieved by that decision. jennifer westhoven is looking out for you, and, jen, parents need to be looking out for this one. >> this is more than six brands and shades and more than 5.5 million taualtogether. they were sold at target and other stores. two kids were strangled by the cords, and they can die from this, so they're going to toughen it up. about 40 minutes ago, it was a very small change here but in the right direction. 10,000 fewer people lined up for jobless benefits for the first time. still, 575,000 people, so we're still talking about a very tough job market. very hard to get a job these
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days even though you may see that all the business headlines right now are about the economy turning around. that's a central question when you're looking at the economy but not the job market yet which traditionally takes a lot longer to heal. in terms of the economy as a whole, we got a measure that said it shrank 1% in the spring. that is not too bad because it is much better than the winter quarter when the economy shrank by 1.6%. maybe you're flying this morning, you need to know what you need to know to get on your way. bob, it's pretty messy but worse if you're in chicago. >> that's where the heaviest rain is, jennifer. we're also looking at the hot temperatures. if you're headed to l.a., the desert southwest, you have the fire to contend with and the smoke. these are live shots of the fires burning just to the north of los angeles, right in the mountains right there. obviously the wind not too much of a factor, but it's going to be dry today, it's going to be
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burning hot again. 98 the high in l.a. the heaviest rain pocket is right around chicago o'hare. here's michigan, heavy rain over you. watch for delays to pop up. haven't seen any yet. still on the early side, but we will get a couple ranging from an hour to a little bit more. atlanta, chicago, dallas, thunderstorms, one or more hour delays. because of storms, orlando, kansas city, san francisco, morning fog. jennifer, you have a small business success story, huh? >> this is a young new york designer, bob, who is ringing up sales with a business plan that uses recycling and reinventing. stephanie elam has the story. it's our small business success story today. >> when kate goldwater left with confidence to attend new york university, she brought along her sewing machine. classmates lined up atd her door. >> i was the go-to girl in the dorm. i could fix anything.
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>> the fashion designer sells her one of a kind clothing on line and at her east village boutique, huh 2 o. if you put it together, it's goldwater, and that's my name. >> it's political and always eco-friendly. >> here's a little bag, and it's reusable. >> her boutique also offers vintage jewelry, shoes and handbags as well as consignment clothing and items by other designers. >> i think this business has been very successful because they're repeat shoppers who know what they can find here, and they always come back. >> that's pretty rare, a girl in new york city with her own
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sewing machine. if you think you have a story that belongs on our show, send it to us at cnn.com/robin. you can upload it on the video ireport. share your tips and you could be next on morning express. it was a shot-down at a health care protest when one man took on police. >> i'm not going to move and you are not going to arrest me! >> you know, i think you should never say to a police officer, you are not going to arrest me. hear what it took for police to cuff him. ( siren blaring )
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a health care reform protest in georgia got ugly. watch this guy's confrontation with police. >> i'm not going to move! and you are not going to arrest me! >> well, cops dig at the upper hand when he tries to wiggle out
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of his grasp. they throw some tasers at him until he finally drops on the ground and lets them arrest him. he tried to protest government-run health care. he is now charged with disorderly conduct. well, the government may have made a major league mistake. a court says authorities dropped the ball in a steroid investigation on players. what's that about? >> just imagine you went to work and said, you have to take a drug test. we don't test normally but we're going to test and keep it quiet. then the government came and took it and the names started leaking out. an appeals court says the government overstepped its authority when it did just that. it listed samples of about 100 major league players who allegedly tested positive in 2003. those in famous samples will be destroyed but not after names
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like a-rod, sammy sosa leaked out. that woman pitino admitted to having sex with pleaded not guilty to trying to extort millions from pitino. in the video, she says pitino threatened her when she told him she was pregnant. >> he looked me straight in the eyes and he said, you do not have a child from me. >> all of this has been a lie, okay, a total fabrication of the truth, except what i told you. the mistake that i've made. everything else is a lie. >> we're taking your thoughts on this. steve texted in, rick pitino
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made the choice to cheat, now he must take the heat. >> brice wrote in, i feel sorry for pitino. women are crazy, as well as men, but i think it's the woman in this situation. leadadies, get ready to wele this man into your living room. this is mike sanchez. the jets named the rookie quarterback for the season opener, and it is the first time a rookie will start behind center for the jets in the season opener. that's the news part of this story. >> i didn't hear anything you said. could you put those pictures back up? >> thanks, natasha. >> thank you. 21 minutes past the hour. a historic hotel in yosemite national park was evacuated because of several rock slides. rocks as large as microwaves tumbled at least 100 feet right into the parking lot. about 300 guests were evacuated
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and several cars damaged. thankfully no one was reported injured. rock slides are dangerous and something park rangers are monitoring. faa reportedly being investigated for what?
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. the new york stock exchange just opening for business here. you see jim parsons from "the big bang theory" rang the opening bell. they might not start with a bang, though. we have a live report in just minutes. l.a. police say former model jasmine fiore might have been killed in her car. they found her mercedes benz yesterday and they're checking it for clues right now. police say an anonymous tip led them to the car in a west hollywood parking lot. police believe ryan jenkins killed fiore before heading for canada. they are searching for a woman who they believe left fiore
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there after leaving. they won't say if she is the one who dropped him off. there is a haze over los angeles because of two fires burning over the city. you're looking at two pictures of progress firefighters are trying to make. one fire has burned for three square miles and is only 10% contained. the other has burned nearly 20 acres. fortunately, they're burning away from the suburbs and no homes have been lost. i think the winds might be helping out there. those are your headlines this thursday morning. welcome back. i'm natasha curry in for robin meade today. they say caylee anthony's body was left in the woods while casey anthony was in jail. meanwhile, court documents report that after two weeks after caylee anthony reportedly disappeared, casey anthony got a tattoo on her shoulder and it's
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italian for "a beautiful life." senator john mccain attended a town hall meeting in his home state. one man asked why does he deserve better coverage than he does. mccain said he is trying to make coverage affordable. afterwards, he spoke about his colleague, ted kennedy. >> you know, i knew senator kennedy well. i'm going to be at the service for him. he was an honorable combatant, he fought for what he believed in and i also worked with him on several issues. i think he became an institution within the institution, and we'll all miss him, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. >> kennedy's family will hold a private mass at the kennedy compound at hyannisport, massachusetts noon eastern time, and then a motorcade will escort
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his body through boston, pass tlug places that really shaped his life. government health officials are urging you not to panic about estimates that up to 90,000 people could die from the h1n1 virus this fall. the cdc says it is not the most likely scenario. but if the h1n1 virus does not mutate and get stronger, the death toll may not be that high. soldiers will be heading to the battlefield wearing new flame-resistant uniforms. the maker of the uniform says it self-extinguish self-extinguishes. there have been a lot of burn victims because of ieds. >> it's a terrible injury to have and it takes years to recover from those. >> he says the uniform absolutely makes him feel fmore
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comfort. a new study in the new england journal of medicine says out of close to 1 million patients, nearly 70% got twice as much radiation from things like x-rays and ct scans than they would from natural sources like the sun. how would like a house that is 92 feet wide and 20 feet long. check out the asking price. $2.7 million! check it out. it was built in 1873 in what used to be an alleyway. so narrow as an alleyway. tiny little house. i guess the advantage would be less vacuuming. but for 2.7 million, maybe you'd hire a maid or something, but goodness sakes, there's no room for them. >> i was talking to west hohove
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and she said she'd love to have a space like that. danny is moving at about 70 miles per hour. right now, it's going to turn into the outer banks area but still offshore in an arc of the eastern seaboard in the u.s. fuchlt li if you live in newfoundland, you'll see a direct hit early next week. new york city, look at the upper level low. florida, northern parts of alabama and into georgia. we'll see lots of rain out of this. let me take you live to atlanta. tower cam shows a picture of lots of clouds out there. that's how it will be for the afternoon. showers, thunderstorms developing. could see an inch or so of rain in atlanta down to the south. definitely will affect you if you're traveling here with the
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airplanes. we'll talk about that a little bit as well. there's the bank of america building, it's the brown one. north of chicago and lake michigan and lower parts of wisconsin. it's raining here and raining steadily for the last few hours. flash flood watches are up there for areas like chicago. we've seen two to three inches of rain over the last 36 hours, that rain stretching on into michigan, northern indiana and ohio later today as well. rain showers, thunderstorms right around dallas. on the light side, may pick up later this afternoon, but it's going to be hot out west and we'll talk about that in about a half hour. natasha? >> all right, bob. thanks very much. the economic signs have been pointing in the right direction for wall street, and today we have better than expected readings on the job market and the overall economy. oh, yeah. susan lisovicz is live at the stock market with details. hey, susan. >> we have two reports better than expected. it's not like the u.s. economy
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is going gangbusters, let's face it, but it's better than it was. the dow is coming off a seven-session wind streak. the job market, both new and continuing jobless claims fell last week, but the numbers are still high. 570,000 workers applied for unemployment benefits for the first time last week. that's a big number. another report shows the overall economy shrank at an annual pace of 1% last quarter. obviously you want to see growth, but that's much better than the 6% gdp drop we saw in the previous quarter. let's also talk about housing. a quarterly loss of nearly half a million dollars. that's worse than expected, but the company said the number of buyers putting down deposits for new homes is running much higher than last year. also, improving. finally, what's old is new again. we see it in fashion all the time. shoulder pads.
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i'm not sure we want to see them come back, but in retail one of the things we see coming back in a big way is layaway. k mart says a record number of shoppers relying on layaway to shop for their back to school needs. it's interesting because layaway comes back to the great depression but became passe in recent decades with the rise in credit cards. but a lot of folks now short on cash, credit is still tight. layaway is the option, so good for retailers and good for consumers. >> i didn't realize it went to the great depression days. very interesting. susan lisovicz, thank you very much. >> you're welcome. speaking of credit, do you need to get a handle on your credit card bills? help is on the way. some new rules are in place, actually, and that's really good news in a bad economy.
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hey. check h'em out. our vip tour. wave! so glad they could join us today. if you want to be part of the vip tour, go to cnn.com/robin. love to have you. the faa is being investigated for a parts violation. us air delayed dozens of flights after they discovered unapproved parts on jets. the aun provunapproved parts pr wing flaps and they are not an immediate danger. the faa has given them ten days
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to replace them. two teenagers accused of detonating two pipe bombs in a school will be tried as an adult. one appeared in court yesterday of trying to kill two faculty members. he is accused of bringing two pipe bombs into his former school. he also allegedly carried a chain saw and a sword, even. a missing girl may be found more than a dozen years after she disappeared. and richard lui has more for us in this next hour. richard, hey. >> this is an amazing story once you hear the details on it. police believe the girl was kidnapped 18 years ago in lake tahoe and a person claiming to be her walked into a police station yesterday. plus the va is a apologizing for a huge mistake yesterday. they sent out hundreds of letters saying they were diagnosed with a brain disease.
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a girl says she's still living a nightmare after she was forced to get married at age ten and she's now divorced. hln money expert clark howard tells you why. >> have you noticed anything on any credit card bill you've received in the last week? look at the due date. that's required by the new rules that went into effect under the credit card holder bill of rights. they're being phased in over a number of months. and one of them is now suddenly magically you have one additional week to mail in your payment. because a lot of credit card companies were playing fast and loose when they mailed you a date, trying to put you in a box not to have any way, really, to make your payment on time. now, this is key. if a credit card company wants to change terms and conditions
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on you, they now have to give you 45 days notice. under the old rule, only 15 days. and this is it. if you don't like what they're trying to do to you, you can reject it. they won't let you use the card anymore, but you pay off your balance under the old interest rate and old rule, not the new one. i'm clark howard. for more ways for you to be smart with your wallet, check me out at cnn.com/clarkhoward. >> do check him out because clark is going to teach you how to save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. catch him at noon eastern saturdays and sundays right here on hln. are you a woman breaking the mold? do you know a woman who is? hln is looking for strong women who have made a difference in their lives and the lives of others. starting in october, robin will be pro filing the most inspirational stories in our new series, "breakthrough women."
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to nominate someone, just go to cnn.com/robin. scroll down to the breakthrough women box. natasha, speaking of strong women, the williams sisters, they're darn good at tennis and they're darn good at showing off their moves. here they are at a clinic. just match that, bob van dillen. and we've got some sports information coming up soon, too. um bill-- why is dick butkus here? i hired him to speak. a lot of fortune 500 companies use him. but-- i'm your only employee. we're gonna start using fedex to ship globally-, that means billions of potential customers. we're gonna be huge. good morning! l... you know business is a lot like footb i just don't understand... i'm sorry dick butkus., (announcer) we understand.
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47 minutes past the hour. a muslim woman is suing a michigan judge for telling her to remove her head scarf in his courtroom. she says her first amendment right to practice her religion was violated. >> no hats allowed in the courtroom. >> it's not a hat. >> excuse me, sir? no hats allowed in the courtroom. >> the woman removed her scarf for the rest of the hearing. the judge says that she never
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mentioned its religious significance and said that if she had, he would have permitted it. 40,000 people throwing 100 tons of tomatoes at each other, all in good fun. this is the 54th annual tomatina festival in spain. people having a lot of fun. the food fight lasted about an hour, backed traffic into the city for nearly two miles. that's a lot of tomato sauce. michael vick makes his return to football tonight. to the football field. we're going to see him and we're going to be watching to see how the fans react. rafer weigel with more on that. hey, rafer. >> yeah, natasha, it will be an electric atmosphere when we see how the fans react to this. now, the naacp says it's staging a pro-vick demonstration at the
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field, while an animal advocate field says they'll stage a competing tailgate across town. a judge has to sign off on an agreement to pay back money, then he'll be off in a plane. the sex scandal that rick pitino is surrounded by has made his life, quote, pure hell. in the video sypher says pitino threatened violence against her family. pitino says it's all lies and he wants it to move on. >> if anyone puts this on the news, if you're fans of anything we accomplished good, just change the channel. if the newspapers want to write about it, just read something else. >> sypher has pleaded not guilty of trying to extort millions from pitino. she also accused him of rape but
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there's not enough evidence to charge him. michael, on our facebook page, wrote, i think he is getting se getting set up. he's not the type to cheat on his marriage. michael, he admitted it. i'm not taking sides, but he did admit it. brian writes, the only victims here are pitino's family, the kids in the basketball program, and the u of l fans. i have no sympathy for a philander. you play, you pay. and let's end on some comical video. venus and serena showing the afternoon showing off their dance moves. they can do whatever they want. the u.s. open is going to begin on monday and serena's seeded number two and venus is seed number three. >> should i know what dance this is? >> i stopped paying attention after the cabbage patch. >> i'm with you. oh, they're funny. let's check out bob van
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dillen, another guy who's got some moves. >> that rocks, though. you can't beat that. let me show you what's going on across l.a. we have live shots coming in of fires just burning north of the city. the mars fire. see what it looks like right here. we'll see this off and on throughout most of the day with the smoke filtering into the city. and it's going to be wicked hot. 98, the high today in l.a. 95 in san diego. keep that in mind. and the smoke in los angeles if you're headed out towards the california coastline. thunderstorms headed towards atlanta. watch for an hour or more delay there. chicago, the rain all afternoon as well. watch for thunderstorms there too. you'll see about an hour delay. dallas, more storms. one-hour delay a possibility. those are the longest ones. full details on the rest of them coming up in just a bit, natasha. >> bob, you almost sound like a california surfer, wicked hot and smoking. >> that's boston. you remember this line? >> where was george?
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where was george? where was george? >> remembering senator edward kennedy, not just for his politics, but for his humor.
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